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The United Nations Environment Programme’s Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) will convene a third time in Nairobi, Kenya from November 13-19, 2023, to develop an international, legally binding treaty on plastic pollution.

On the cusp of this once-in-a-generation opportunity for businesses, governments, and communities to create a world free of plastic pollution, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Beyond Petrochemicals will host “Visions for an Ambitious and Just Treaty,” a high ambition stakeholder event that will elevate rights-holders’ voices and emphasize plastics’ impact on health and climate, as well as the vital need for concrete commitments and decisive, global action to end plastic pollution.

Through a range of diverse, global speakers, the event will set an urgent tone for the negotiations taking place and will reflect directly on the treaty’s draft language. The event will include an in-person audience of government negotiators and key observers, with a public live stream available.

Plastic pollution is an urgent problem, but we can fix it. This event is an invitation to reimagine our world and how we can work together to source, design, use, and dispose of plastic to eliminate its negative impacts on nature and people.

Event Logistics:

Date: Sunday, November 12, 2023

Time: 5:00 – 7:30 pm EAT / 9 – 11:30 am EDT

Location: Trademark Hotel Ballroom [Village Market, Limuru Rd, Nairobi, Kenya] or available via livestream

Notable Speakers/Attendees:

  • Sheila Aggarwal-Khan, Senior Advisor on Programme UNEP
  • Jo Banner, Descendants Project
  • LaToya Cantrell, Mayor of New Orleans (US)
  • Nihan Karali, Policy Researcher, the Sustainable Energy & Environmental Systems (SEES) Department at Berkeley Lab
  • Heather McTeer Toney, Executive Director, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Beyond Petrochemicals Campaign
  • Griffins Ochieng, IPEN Steering Committee member, Center for Environmental Justice and Development
  • Dr. Mei Ling Quezon-Brown, Vice Governor of the Siquijor Province in the Philippines
  • Alice Ruhweza, Senior Director, WWF-Africa
  • Erin Simon, Vice President and Head of Plastic Waste and Business for WWF-US

If you’re interested in attending in-person or live streaming the event, please RSVP here.